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What about DT Kevin Williams?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by stasheroo, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the Vikings make multiple moves along their defensive line and none of them have included long-time stalwart Kevin Williams. What do you guys think of bringing him in for a visit?
  2. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    Turning 34 in August. Nope.
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  3. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Would have to be awfully cheap and on a rotation. That's the only way I'd do it.
  4. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be opposed. He's been a 3 technique all his career, but I think he's more of a nose/1tech now. Could be an excellent rotational tackle at both positions. My guess is Dallas is done with free agent DTs though. I could see one being taken 1st half of the draft and a free agent DE being brought in.
  5. Jstopper

    Jstopper Well-Known Member

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    I think at this point Dallas is looking for the 1-tech either in the draft, or as a legit starter from Free agency. at 34 years old williams would most likely be depth and not better than anything we could pick up in the draft.
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  6. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    Theres a cast off from evert team....do we need to sign everyone? .....how csn we do a youth movement when people wabt to sign old guys. ....old guys on the offensive line...doable. ..old guys on the defensive side...just say no....except for the rare case...this isn't one of them
  7. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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  8. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I was thinking about that too, Stash, because this guy was such a great player for so long. I have no idea what's going on with him, though -- is he too beat up to play anymore or did he just want more money than the Vikes would pay?

    If he could still play some reduced snaps and was cheap enough I'd strongly consider it. At least he knows this exact system. I would doubt he wants to go two-gap in a 34 somewhere when he's already wearing down unless he only cares about the money.
  9. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I found it interesting that his best game last season was when he played the nose tackle position due to injury against the Redskins.

    He said he wasn't crazy about playing the spot, but he did well there. And if it means the difference between playing and not playing? Or getting paid and not getting paid?

    I'm thinking that this team can still use some reinforcements, and signing a highly accomplished vet for the right price might not be the worst thing.
  10. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Well-Known Member

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    I think was Rotoworld about a month or so back saying the Vikings would resign him, but no more than 2 years and close to minimum guaranteed. If true I don't see us giving him more than that.
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Wrong age. 7 or 8 years ago it was have been a yes.
  12. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Hey, there are only so many chairs in the Rush Lineman meeting room. It's pretty crowded in there right now. Are they supposed to sit on the floor? And he's a pretty big guy so he takes up a lot of room.

    DL is a position of strength:)
  13. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    One yr min and a rotational guy
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  14. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    For the right price, I would bring him in. He's an immediate upgrade over Nick Hayden, and could serve as a mentor to the younger players on the line. All of them can learn a lot from someone as experienced and accomplished as he is. Melton and Crawford would be big beneficiaries of his experience and savvy.
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  15. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I'd bring him in for the minimum. This doesn't stop a youth movement. You need a few solid vets so you can transition those younger guys into your lineup either during the season or next year.

    No one had a problem with signing Brian Waters. It would be equivalent to signing Brian Waters last season....
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  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think that is a good point. Not sure he would go for a 1 year deal. His play is still pretty good.
  17. Death Star

    Death Star Active Member

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    If he was cool with a 1-2 year vet min deal he'd probably have already re-signed with the Vikings so uh no.
  18. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about Kevin Williams as an option as well.

    He is 34 but can still play and has to be greatly accounted for.

    To me I would wait and see how the market plays out for him and wait after our draft to see what we did or didn't do at DT.

    He's one of those players that's going to get picked up but most likely after the draft by some team.

    By then his price should be fees able. I think he would be a nice player to go along with what we have on our DT rotation if we don't draft a DT in the 1st 2 rounds.
  19. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Okay yeah than his singing would look less enticing to me. At that age, I can't justify more than 1 year.

    And if getting Kevin Williams would prevent us from looking at a DT in the draft than I wouldn't do it. I'd want Williams as a addition not at the subtraction of a potential rookie.
  20. DTown214

    DTown214 Well-Known Member

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    *types "Kevin Williams" into google*

    *reads that he's 34*

    ...no thanks

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